Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Happy Birthday Anne

Anne Smithies
Happy Birthday Anne! A couple of years ago Anne was our resident art quilter at our spring and summer machine quilting retreats.
detail of Anne's 'mad bird'
 She is quirky and fun and taught us how to machine quilt birds...

Anne showing her beach hut technique
and beach huts

Anne trying out the Art Quilter frame at our summer Retreat
Anne loved our Art Quilter frame because she could set it up like an easel.

a felted scene from one of Anne's workshops
Anne has many talents besides art quilting. She felts and works with glass and paints and draws and nurtures other artists.

Chapel Gallery in Hawes, North Yorkshire
Anne's family stumbled upon this renovated Methodist Chapel in North Yorkshire and realized that it was the perfect platform for all her many interests. It was a great spot for her family too!

Chapel Gallery an artist's haven and more!
 Well Anne emailed the other day. She had a commission for a large quilt and needed an upgrade to extend her existing frame. So we sent her an upgrade and it arrived today, just in time for her birthday! Happy Birthday Anne! You've had quite an exciting year.

Follow the links below to catch up with Anne and 
checkout the neat workshops and exhibitions at Chapel Gallery: 

Mad Bird


Gertie Pye said...

Love the funky machine quilted birdie!

Martha said...

Me too : ) Emily and I have been practising them. Anne is sooo clever!